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Project Type

Project Replace


To provide tactical radio direction finding and a signals collection, analysis, fusion and exploitation strategic capability to the Halifax-class frigates.


This is a joint Canadian Armed Forces project that will standardize and replace the current mission-fit of Cryptologic Direct Support Element equipment suite. This capability will provide time-critical, tactically relevant warning of threat emissions in the Communications Intercept and Electronic Intelligence spectrums. In addition, it must replace the obsolete AN/SRD-504. Mast space and weight allocation for the antenna will not exceed that currently apportioned to AN/SRD-504 on board Halifax-class frigates.

Funding Range

$100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
Definition Phase
Implementation Phase
In Progress
Initial Delivery
Final Delivery

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

Not applicable.

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